VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - A nonprofit group's plan to build the first mosque in Virginia Beach has won the City Council's approval.
Media outlets report that council members approved the project on Tuesday.
Crescent Community Center plans to build a 12,300-square-foot facility in a rural area southwest of the Virginia Beach Sportsplex.
The group's attorney, Eddie Bourdon, says construction isn't expected to begin before spring.
The project is opposed by some residents who say they're concerned about traffic and safety at an intersection that they say is prone to accidents.
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